Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Tomorrow, I'm going to visit my old workplace, to attend the annual Christmas pot-luck. I'll be sure to bring back lots of pictures to share. But in the mean time, I'd like to share some of the photos I recently took on one of my neighborhood excursions. Once before, the kind lady from THIS OLD HOUSE asked me to show what a typical SoCal Suburban neighborhood looks like. Well Karen. I don't know how typical it is. But this is the views of & from our house.

This is the North West corner of my house, and the front porch where I watch the grass grow.

Facing due South from the North West corner of my Frontyard.

Due South from the street

Same Southerly view, looking up.
We live on top of a hill overlooking the city of Santee, California.
My next-door neighbor (North from my house).

Facing due West, my neighbor Dale lives here.

Facing WNW from the bottom of my driveway.
The wild fire of 2003 came over those hills and right up to the rear of those and my house. We did not evacuate, as the neighbors and I took a defensive posture and kept our property safe.

Front Porch (zoomed)

From the bottom of my drive, facing ENE.
My green Dodge 1500 RAM SPORT
Note: Lawn is not drought tolerant.

Hibiscus blooms in December, in SoCal.


Drought tolerant, low maintenance.

More of the above, Tighter shot.


Dale's Propane powered Toyota ORV


 Karen, still trying to figure out how to move this bling

My custom hand painted SKULLS air breather

Onto this! 


have a very


I'll Be Right Back.


Karen said...

Your house is lovely and you live in a terrific neighborhood!! I love the views of the hills, mountains in the distance.. and plenty of big sky. Those fires had to scare the hell out of you though, wow , that was too close for comfort.

You pimped your ride! Kurt, I'll say it again, you're a handsome dude.

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year to you, my friend.

NicNacManiac said...

This is crazy...I was jus thinking about you and all of a sudden...there you's karma baby!!
Your View and the Weather and your Whole die for!!
Thanks for the the navigational points...a detail guy for sure!
Enjoy the Holiday Season and I hope it brings you Much Joy and Peace my Sweet Friend!!
Big Hugs xOxO Nerina

Anonymous said...

Nice place K-Dub, I like it. Love the propane powered skull crusher. Merry Christmas brother.

Heff said...

Nice Breather.

Cloudia said...

Looks lovely, very enjoyable; A privilege to see your Mount Vernon.

Aloha from Hawaii, Warrior

Comfort Spiral



Brittany Sommer said...

Lovely house! About jealousy being a sin: Thou shall not covet. We aren't supposed to want what our neighbors have.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing signs for Santee when I was in San Diego...

Happy Christmas!

Charlotte said...

Kurt --Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas full of love, laughter, peace and joy!

Red Shoes said...

Merry Christmas to you, my friend... I LOVE the view from the Casa de Kurt...


SusanD said...

Great views! You have a very lovely home and neighborhood. Nice air breather. What kind of rims you got on that rig? :) I still have the stock spoke rims. ugh. I'm hoping to change them. Maybe in 2011. We'll see. Enjoy your potluck dinner with your former co-workers. Have a very, Merry Christmas. Blessings, SusanD

Kimberly said...

Merry Christmas you filthy animal!

red.neck chic said...

Okay - so.... it's like this. If at some point you arrive home and find some crazy red.neck orange headed girl sitting on your front porch in one of your chairs - just grin and ignore me. Okay - well - grin and then deal with all the hugs I have saved up for you.

Good grief - It's GORGEOUS at your house! And I SOOOOOOOOOOOO want to drive Dale's Toyota - think he'd let me?!

Merry Merry Merry Christmas to you dear Kurt!

Much Love and TONS of hugs and kisses!

;-D xoxo

Marnie said...

Your neck of the woods looks lovely. Beautiful houses...but most of all NO SNOW!!!! Talk about lucky. Today is a mild one for us...-4 with the windshield feels like -12. Tanning weather - NOT.

Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas.

Wrexie said...

Mr Magoo! That was my intro to Dickens too :)
Happy Christmas...

Just telling it like it is said...

beautiful pictures...I like the harley...Happy Holidays...xoxoxo hugs Amie

2Thinks said...

Lovely neighborhood. The air looks clean there.